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Mansfield in Richland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Religious Service

1809

 
 
First Religious Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
1. First Religious Service Marker
Inscription. Oldest religious congregation in north-central Ohio. First Methodist sermon preached at the “Spring” in 1809 by Rev. James Copus. Services then conducted in blockhouse, 1811; in first court house, 1813; at church home of Dr. William B. James, 1814; first church building located N.W. corner Park Avenue East and Adams, 1820; present site in 1870. All land donated by General James Hedges, a distinguished member.
 
Erected 1978 by First United Methodist Church and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-70.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 45.527′ N, 82° 30.838′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Diamond Street and Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Diamond Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 North Diamond Street, Mansfield OH 44902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Col. Jared Mansfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Richland County War Memorial
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
2. First United Methodist Church
Marker can be seen to the right of the building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (within shouting distance of this marker); John Sherman, 1823-1900 / The Sherman Anti-Trust Act (within shouting distance of this marker); Vasbinder Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richland County World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); Richland County Korean War Memorial (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Also see . . .  First United Methodist Church in Mansfield. Official website of the First United Methodist Church. (Submitted on July 19, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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First United Methodist Church of Mansfield image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
3. First United Methodist Church of Mansfield
Mansfield Historic Marker on First Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
4. Mansfield Historic Marker on First Methodist Church
The Blockhouse is a symbol of Mansfield heritage.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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